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Tackling Your Next Leadership Challenge

Tackling Your Next Leadership Challenge

Leadership challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Next time you are faced with a leadership challenge, try using these 5 questions to make sure you are thinking about the challenge from several angles: How would I describe this leadership challenge to someone...

Behavior Based Interviewing

Behavior Based Interviewing

Building a cohesive, engaged team is a key skill for any leader and it begins with the hiring process. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “getting the right people on the bus”.  This means approaching the hiring process thoughtfully and strategically in the effort to...

Shadowing for Knowledge and Engagement

Shadowing for Knowledge and Engagement

Are you curious about other areas of the organization or other roles? Do you want to see other leadership styles in action? Consider shadowing someone in that area or role. When you shadow someone, you follow them during a day or part of a day in order to learn what...

The Benefits of a Mid-Year Performance Check-in

The Benefits of a Mid-Year Performance Check-in

A mid-year performance review check-in provides both managers and employees with an important opportunity to communicate on a variety of topics. When conducted in a thoughtful way, it serves as a critical connection point during the course of the year and supports...

Four Steps to Help You Make a Difficult Decision

Four Steps to Help You Make a Difficult Decision

Have you ever caught yourself in a situation where you needed to make a difficult decision? Now you can follow these four easy steps to help you come to a conclusion. Figure out the problem: look at it from an outside perspective and ask yourself “why?” to get deeper...

Exciting New Tool for Leaders: Talent Retention Toolkit

Exciting New Tool for Leaders: Talent Retention Toolkit

In addition to managing a team, leaders play a pivotal role in identifying, retaining, and developing our talent. From employee onboarding, to supporting staff and team development, leaders have an important role in retaining and engaging top talent. Why is retaining...

How to Improve Trust in 20 minutes

How to Improve Trust in 20 minutes

Trust is an essential ingredient to team building. Building trust takes time but a quick way to accelerate building trust on a team is the Personal Histories activity. The purpose of the activity is to enhance trust by providing team members an opportunity to display...

Signs Your Leadership May Be in Need of a Checkup

Signs Your Leadership May Be in Need of a Checkup

In preparing materials for an upcoming Leadership Development Session, I decided to conduct an informal survey of nearly 25 individuals, from CEO to individual contributor, to learn what they thought about leadership. Specifically, I wanted to know what adjectives...

Ways to Support and Celebrate Retiring Employees

Ways to Support and Celebrate Retiring Employees

While retirement can be an exciting time of change and opportunity, many people can be overcome with anxiety, fear and confusion leading up to this big transition. As a manager, there are a few actions that you can take to help make this process a smooth and positive...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –The Leader

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –The Leader

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extraordinary leader who exemplified leadership traits that we can relate to and apply in our daily and professional lives. Vision One of the leadership traits that made Dr. King unique was his ability to see beyond the present...

5 Things to Consider:  Prepping for Performance Reviews (FPR)

5 Things to Consider: Prepping for Performance Reviews (FPR)

Its’s that time of year! Performance review season.  Whether you have 5 reviews to write or 80, consider these suggestions to help you write an accurate, thoughtful and well-delivered performance review to each member of your team.   Ask your direct reports for...